Two women arrested on drug-dealing charges
Lansford Police arrested two women on drug-dealing charges Thursday after one of them agreed to sell heroin to a police informant.
The second woman was accused of driving under the influence of drugs with two young children in the vehicle.
In all, officers recovered 127 bags of suspected heroin (20.9 grams) and 4.6 grams of methamphetamine.
Lansford Police thanked the community for help and support in a social media post.
“These drugs were brought here from the greater Hazleton area and were destined for the streets here in town,” the post read.
According to court documents, Alexis Goldberg, 27, of Coaldale, agreed to sell heroin to a woman who was working as a confidential informant for Lansford Police Department.
The informant contacted Goldberg through the Messenger app Thursday afternoon and agreed to meet in a vehicle outside an address on the 600 block of Patterson Street.
When Goldberg arrived at the address, an officer stopped the vehicle she was riding in. In addition to the two women, there were two children ages 1 and 3 in the vehicle.
The officer noticed that the driver, Alyssa Ann Bernardi, had pinpoint pupils, was sweating profusely and was sluggish while speaking. He asked her to perform field sobriety and advanced sobriety tests, which the officer said showed signs of impairment. He arrested Bernardi on suspicion of DUI.
Bernardi was transported to Lansford Police Department, where she admitted to having heroin in her bra. The officer found 44 bags containing 5.3 grams of heroin.
Officers also arrested Goldberg and searched her purse and found numerous zippered baggies, a digital scale with white residue, and a prescription which was made out to another person.
Officers searched Goldberg at Lansford Police Department and found 83 bags containing suspected heroin, a total of 15.6 grams; bags containing a total of 4.6 grams of suspected meth; and a syringe.
Goldberg and Bernardi were both charged with possession of drugs with intent to deliver and jailed at Carbon County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail.
Bernardi was also charged with endangering the welfare of children and DUI.
Preliminary hearings have been scheduled for Aug. 15 before Magisterial District Judge Casimir T. Kosciolek.